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Chapter 1 Outline Summary : This first chapter introduces models for thinking about health socially and proposes a political economy approach to examining health inequalities. Consider the following questions: 1. What are social influences on health and disease? 2. Why do some social groups become ill and die prematurely more often than others? 3. Are there social policies that can protect individuals from harmful influences? Chapter Outline: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH What is a Healthy Society? THINKING SOCIALLY ABOUT HEALTH Public Health experts are used to thinking of health in individualistic terms Social aspects of health are poorly evaluated in U.S. health data, excluding measures of poverty Individualistic notion of health overlooks human social needs Social factors affect health THE AIDS EPIDEMIC After 1980’s AIDS epidemic, to slow transmission of HIV social relationships (in which risk behaviors occurred) needed to be understood
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Kurtz during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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